Purchasing eyeglasses is nerve-wracking! Everyone has questions that run through their head when buying eyeglasses, like “are these frames too big for my face?” and “plastic eyeglasses or metal?” Ladies seem to have it a bit easier because they have a wider selection of sizes, shapes, colors, styles, and patterns. The larger selection may seem easier but in fact, it makes things a little more complicated. In the past, men had two different types of “fashion” eyeglass styles: metal and thick plastic. Talk about bland! We are not in high school and your parents don’t help you buy your eyeglasses. Eyeglasses should help enhance your look not make you look harsher.
So, how can you break from the mold and choose prescription glasses that make you look like a chic individual with style and class? It’s easy. Stick to this guide and you’ll pick the best eyeglasses for you!
Grab your friend for help…
Your friends are generally pretty open and honest with you when you buy clothing so they can be just as helpful when you are looking to buy eyeglasses so make your best friend sit with you while you look at eyeglass frames. Really, make them sit with you through the whole process! You want their honest opinion and they will openly and honestly tell you if you look like a nerd or if the eyeglasses are fashionable on you- even when looking at them online.
Stay in line with your normal style
Everyone gets the urge to try something new and what that’s great, try choosing new colors – like choosing black over silver or gunmetal over gold. However, do not deviate from your own style when it comes to eyeglasses. If you normally wear simple, silver metal frames – do not step too far away from this and go for big, bold plastic frames. This will make you a VERY unhappy person not to mention an aggravated customer. If you still want a different look, shop online and save yourself some money while you are at it.
Stick with your fashion taste Do you prefer casual jeans and a t-shirt as opposed to wearing business wear all day? Aim for dual-toned plastic frames, or even black frames with thinner plastic to spice it up a bit as opposed to keeping things very simple. If you prefer the posh styles – try the more simplistic frames like silver or gold metal frames that will not overpower your look.
Take your time
Never feel rushed to make a decision when it comes to buying eyeglasses. It seems like a simple idea but regardless of price, eyeglasses are a huge investment. If you do not have that “I must have them” feeling – don’t buy them! However, much like buying a great pair of jeans – you’ll know instantly if you love them. If you love ’em, buy ’em!
Shopping for eyeglasses should not be a mission! They should be an asset to your wardrobe and a positive aspect of your appearance. Eyeglasses are THE “hot” accessory!